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    Skerik Band

    Skerik Band

    Sun, February 18, 2018

    9:30 pm

    $10.00 - $12.00

    This event is 21 and over

    Skerik Band
    Skerik Band

    Skerik is an American saxophonist from Seattle, Washington. Performing on the tenor and baritone saxophone, often with electronics and loops, Skerik is a pioneer in a playing style that has been dubbed saxophonics. He is a founding member of Critters Buggin, Garage a Trois, Tuatara, and Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet. He is also an original member of both Les Claypool's Fancy Band and Frog Brigade and has toured with and played with numerous others in a variety of genres. Skerik also worked with grunge band Mad Season.

    Andy Coe-guitar
    With a rich background in jazz and a joyful enthusiasm for blues and psychedelic rock, Andy Coe is recognized as a deeply intuitive, emotive guitarist. As an architect of sound and style, Coe draws in listeners, making collective exploration and resolution accessible across genres. Born and raised in Seattle, Andy played in the critically acclaimed Roosevelt Highschool Jazz band before going on to graduate from the music department of the University of North Texas. He has played venues and festivals around the country and world ever since. Andy has performed with many great musicians including Jimmy Page, Duff McKagen, Jerry Cantrell, Kim Thayil, Paul Rogers, Rich Robinson, Reggie Workman, Rashied Ali, Ravi Coltrane, Norah Jones, Stanton Moore, Mike Clark, Bobby Previtte, Skerik, Mike Dillon, Karl Denson and many others. Currently Andy resides in Seattle and plays in Skerik's Bandalabra, Tuatara, McTuff and the Andy Coe Band among others.

    Tarik Abouzied-drums
    As a performer Tarik Abouzied has played and traveled with a vast array of incredible musicians. His groups have collectively produced six original albums: two from Pocket Change, an instrumental funk septet in the vein of Tower of Power, three from Hardcoretet, a more modern instrumental jazz quartet, and one from McTuff, an incredible funk/jazz Hammond organ trio. His current project, Happy Orchestra, was awarded 4Culture’s 2015 Arts Project Grant and will release its debut album Baba this fall. Aside from these performing groups Tarik has played with local and national greats including Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), Skerik, Brian Haas, Jessica Lurie, Nigel Hall, Mike Stern, Damian Erskine, Joe Doria, Thomas Marriott, Tim Kennedy, Andy Coe, Evan Flory-Barnes, and many others.

    Damian Erskine-bass
    Damian is known for his ability to fit into any musical situation, extraordinary reading and improvising skills as well as being an educator and columnist. He has played in the studio or on the stage with • Peter Erskine • Gino Vannelli • The Jaco Pastorius Big Band • Les McCann, Javon Jackson • Jeff Lorber • The Buddy Rich Alumni All-Star Band • George Colligan • Vardan Ovsepian • Antonio Hart • Charmaine Neville • and many others as well as being featured on the GospelChops.com "Shed Sessionz Vol. 1" DVD.

    Damian is an adjunct professor at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. In addition, he regularly teaches abroad with JAE (Jazz Education Abroad) in Shanghai, Beirut, Cyprus, and Bangkok as well as teaching camps in the US at • Gerald Veasley's Bass Bootcamp • the National Guitar Workshop • Berklee College of Music's Guitar Week.

    Damian has also written for Bass Player Magazine, Bass Musician Magazine, as well as continuing to maintain a popular weekly column at NoTreble.com.

    Damian has also authored two books, "Right Hand Drive” and "The Improvisor’s Path”
    Venue Information:
    Whirled Pies
    199 W. 8th
    Eugene, OR, 97401